Jama Ali Jama
|Jama Ali Jama |
جامع علي جامع
|President of Puntland|
14 November 2001 – 8 May 2002
|Preceded by||Yusuf Haji Nur|
|Succeeded by||Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed|
He was educated in Moscow.
In the mid-1970s, the Soviet Union promoted Jama as the chief ideologue of socialism in the Horn of Africa. He was later imprisoned for 11 years by the regime of Mohamed Siad Barre after having been accused of participating in an abortive coup d'état. Jama was recognized by Amnesty International as a prisoner of conscience.
In November 2001, Jama was elected as President of Puntland. However, the position was contested with outgoing President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, who wanted his tenure extended. Ahmed emerged victorious the following year, and served out his second term as president until October 2004.
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